I admit, it was hard to stomach the game last night watching Wes run around catching balls from Gomer. It was kinda like a Johnny Damon moment for me, until Wes showed us why he is no longer here.
Last night was a PERFECT microcosm of Wes Welker as a New England Patriot. In the end Wes walked away from last night with 9-catches, 2-TDs from a future HOF QB and the resulting win. BUT that win, when the moments were the biggest and squarely in Wes Welker's hands, HE failed BOTH TIMES.
First, Wes made one of the worst blunders in football. YOU NEVER FAIR CATCH A PUNT INSIDE OF YOUR OWN 10-yard line!!! The returner is trained to stand on the 11-yard line and if he has to take even one step back to line it up, he is supposed to abort and get away from the ball. Not only did he disobey this cardinal rule, HE TRIED TO CATCH IT AND FUMBLED!!! Result, easy Raven's TD. Add stupidity to fundamentally wrong and you can see that something not quite right is going on in WW's head.
THEN on the most pivotal play of the game, WES DROPS THE BALL that he should catch every time! Look familiar? BUT he gets bailed out by no challenge/review by the Ravens and the Broncos score a TD seconds later. THE TD that arguably changes the game and puts the Ravens in chase mode for the rest of the night. SURE WW's stats look good on paper, but if you watched the game with your eyes, you see exactly why BB let Wes Walker!!! No offense intended to any of you WW fans out there, but this is the truth. Wes played the worst 9-catch, 2-TD, win game I've seen in a long time. Its no coincidence that we are seeing this type of a choke so regularly from him now, it is a trend, becoming the norm. Still glad he is gone..........